Tag: time off

religious

5 Tips for Handling Tricky Religious Accommodations

When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made without creating an undue hardship. Many times, religious accommodations present challenging issues for supervisors and HR professionals, but these five tips can help ease the struggle.

vacation

Welcome to the No Vacation Nation

According to a recent report by Kimble Applications, quite a few employees in the United States did not take all of their allotted vacation time. Today we are joined by Kimble Application’s Mark Robinson to discuss the findings. Finally, scroll down to check out an infographic with the results.

domestic violence

What is Paid ‘Safe Time’?

Paid “safe time” refers to paid time off used specifically to deal with issues related to domestic abuse. While many employers offer some form of paid time off, not all employers have specific PTO days allotted to deal with domestic abuse. This can be a critical distinction, as it allows victims in these situations to […]

What American Employees Want for the Holidays

A recent survey from HR services provider Randstad US explores workers’ attitudes and preferences about the holiday season in the workplace. Predictably, it finds some employees enjoy the season, while others struggle with workplace merriment.

Summertime vacation fun: reviewing your PTO policy

by Jeffrey M. Cropp Summer is upon us. The kids are out of school, and your employees are taking time off for vacation. As a result, it’s a good time to take stock of your vacation policy and how it’s being implemented. This article addresses various issues associated with vacation policies.  I need that in […]

holiday

Prepare now for worry-free holiday season

It starts with break room tables laden with bowls of candy corn and “fun-size” chocolate bars. Then come turkey and Pilgrim decorations, which quickly give way to workstations sporting menorahs, Nativity scenes, Christmas trees, tinsel, and eventually New Year’s party hats and streamers.   With the kickoff of the fall-winter holidays, employers need to consider not […]

New Oregon law allows veterans to take off on Veterans Day

by Calvin L. Keith Veterans Day is coming up on November 11, and a new law in Oregon makes the day even more significant for veterans who want the day off. The 2013 Oregon Legislature passed a bill requiring employers to provide veterans with paid or unpaid time off on Veterans Day. “Veterans” include those […]